Self Love is a Superpower

Day #808 I am this many years old (44) when I found out that self love is a superpower. In fact, it may be the most effective force within us. And it goes both ways. I read something yesterday that resonated in a big way. When we don’t deal with our inner trauma, we runContinue reading “Self Love is a Superpower”

Eight Hundred Days

It’s been 800 days since my last alcoholic beverage. Do I think about drinking a lot?  Nope, not really. Occasionally I crave a drinking session with hubby or a friend, where we laugh way too loud at meaningless things and wake up feeling horribly, not just physically- but mentally and emotionally too. The last partContinue reading “Eight Hundred Days”

Ego and Resistance, the Defiant Duo

Day #798        Wednesday, June 2, 2021 My mission in life has become to do whatever I need to do in order to stay in a state of happiness. Everytime I think I’ve cracked the code, my mind laughs at me. Since returning to work and dealing with typical work stress like traffic,Continue reading “Ego and Resistance, the Defiant Duo”

Day #774 My Ego is Not My Amigo

Today is Sunday, May 9th 2021, Mother’s Day. The forecast is chilly and rainy, which is kind of sad, but is at least a good excuse to stay inside and get cozy with my blanket and a book.  It is also my seven hundred and seventy fourth day without alcohol- just over two years. IContinue reading “Day #774 My Ego is Not My Amigo”

Little Things

Day #760  April 25, 2021 The other day, an old Facebook memory popped up from 2017:   We moved into this house in 2014. It wasn’t as if the frogs started singing three years later. They are loud in the spring, loud every single night. But I didn’t hear them. Every night I would drinkContinue reading “Little Things”

Honey, I Killed Your Ego

If only it were that easy. If only I could don my superhero costume and go rescue my hubby’s soul… imprisoned by years of manipulation and abuse from his ego. It’s like the old devil and angel on your shoulder, you know, the wolf you feed? We all have a devil and an angel, andContinue reading “Honey, I Killed Your Ego”

Two Years, No Drinks

Two years ago was one of the most shameful days of my life. I won’t go into details, and they aren’t awful, as I was a ‘high bottom’ drunk. I’ve never had a DUI or anything like that. But I knew that I had to stop drinking once and for all. In these two years,Continue reading “Two Years, No Drinks”

Day #725 Don’t Look at Me

Spring has sprung, and the sunshine couldn’t feel any brighter. The birds are getting louder every day and the grass is slowly turning a lush green. Despite the arrival of spring, and my birthday, last week was tough. Low vibes and low energy, all week long. I didn’t workout as much as usual and myContinue reading “Day #725 Don’t Look at Me”

Are We Sure ‘Stuff’ Doesn’t Make Us Happy?

Day #717, Saturday March 13, 2021  Yesterday was a gorgeous March Friday in Michigan. In celebration of the great weather we’ve had all week, I ventured out to do some leisurely shopping at TJ Maxx. The only thing that I was specifically looking for was a St. Patty’s Day mask. Anything else that I foundContinue reading “Are We Sure ‘Stuff’ Doesn’t Make Us Happy?”